Red Wings prospect Jared McIsaac has been participating in the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, MI as a spectator, cheering on Team Canada from the stands as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
He spoke with DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji regarding his recovery process and his progress made this past season with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads.
“It’s been going pretty good so far,” McIsaac said before the game started. “I’m just taking my time with it, not rushing anything. I’m set up real good back home with Nick Bagnall (strength and conditioning specialist). I rehabbed with him last year after the injury and then continuing now after surgery.”
McIsaac originally injured his shoulder during the prospect tournament last September in Traverse City.
“Then it got worse throughout the year,” McIsaac said. “After world juniors, it kept sliding out in playoffs, kept sliding on me. The organization and myself, they thought it was best for me to get it done. Obviously can’t argue with them.”
In spite of the injury, McIsaac took a big step forward while playing a big role with the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads.
In 53 games, McIsaac had 16 goals and 46 assists. His 62 points marked a 15-point jump from the previous season. He followed that up with two goals and 14 assists in 22 playoff games.
Wakiji continues, discussing Jonatan Berggren’s difficult day playing for Sweden and Otto Kivenmaki’s progress.